37signal's book now free

This just in; 37signals just released their book called “Getting Real” in html format, free to the masses.

Read it free online here

Have been thinking of buying it for a while, but now I can read a few chapters and see what it’s about. If it’s good I’ll probably buy the paperback.

How hard is it to spell "YouTube"?

I visited Alexa today and as usual I glanced at the “Movers & Shakers” section to see who’s having a good or bad week.

To my big surprise the top mover (upwards) was something called “Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation“. I was puzzled until I saw the domain name: utube.com .. haha. lol (yes, a real laughing out loud).

Here’s a screenshot: utube vs youtube

No way is this many people trying to reach someone who “offers wide selection of used, rebuilt, and new equipment for the tube, pipe, and coil processing industries” — these people are looking for youtube of course.

Check out the traffic spike around the Google / YouTube deal .. it’s probably people who have heard it on the news or something, and don’t know how to spell it.

Well, I thought it was interesting, anyway ;)

Markdown Extra plugin for b2evolution

I love Markdown and use it for all my blogs independent of blog-system (I currently use WordPress, Serendipity and b2evolution and Markdown is perfect in that sense). It’s lightweight and beats any WYSIWYG editor on the market ;)

There was a Markdown plugin for b2evo, but it didn’t work with the new plugin API (and the author hadn’t updated the post since 2004) so I decided to make one myself.

The .zip contains everything you need, including the PHP Markdown Extra package by Michel Fortin

Download

Click here to download the plugin

Install

  • Unzip the plugin and upload the files to your b2evolution /plugin/ folder.
  • In admin navigate to App settings -> Plugins, find Markdown Extra and click ‘Install’.
  • If you want to enable Markdown for comments, you do this in the plugin configuration

That’s it. Let me know if you experience any problems.